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The WNB was set up in August 2019. It was set up as a reaction to rising ring wing populism and it’s domino effects all around the world. The main motive of this platform is to encourage people to write plays that fights injustice, inequality and discrimination.
There are so many ways to create awareness to get people thinking differently. Writing a play is one of them. WNB believes in the therapeutic outcome of writing. It takes away the feeling of hopelessness and powerlessness. By creating a platform like this WNB brought like-minded people together to support each other and generate interest to write plays about current problems. The feedback given to the writers is always honest and constructive.
WriteNow Berlin inspires and encourages people to put their ideas on paper in the most engaging and daring way.
WriteNow Berlin is a playwriting community based in Berlin. You may have never written a play before or even been to the theatre. All you need is a story or an idea that we can develop together and turn it into a text that can be staged.
The aim of this project is to produce plays that fight injustice, inequality and discrimination in the world and to ensure that these plays reach as many people as possible.
The monthly workshops will be open to anyone – no prior theatre or writing experience is necessary. The workshops will be run in English and we will speak about writing techniques, character work and structuring dialogues.
Project Coordinator: Seçil Honeywill
Seçil Honeywill is a theatre translator, writer, director and producer who worked in Turkey and UK. She studied Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy at Istanbul University. Between 2005-2009 she worked as a mentor and the coordinator of the Oyun Yaz Project which was Turkey’s first new writing project at the time. After moving to London, she wrote and directed plays with the Ala Turka group at the Arcola Theatre. She has been translating plays since 2008 and won the best translator award in 2012 for her adaptation of Lucy Kirkwood’s ‘It Felt Empty When the Heart Went at First But It is Alright Now’.